Information about the two state employee unions that rejected state contract offers, which is the first step toward a potential strike.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES COUNCIL 6
Size: 18,780 workers (1,800 are prison guards negotiating separately and unable to strike)
Types of jobs: custodians, clerical workers, mechanics, highway maintenance workers
Pay range: $14,846 to $51,782 ($7.11 per hour to $24.80 per hour)
Average pay: $35,162 ($16.84 per hour)
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES
Size: 10,800 workers
Types of jobs: computer technicians, accountants, criminal psychologists, biologists
Pay range: $30,882 to $112,668 ($14.79 per hour to $53.96 per hour)
Average pay: $50,509 ($24.19 per hour)
Sources: Department of Employee Relations, AP reporting
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